I Cor 16:14

"Let all that you do be done with love." I Cor 16:14

Sunday, September 11, 2011

We Remember America


Today is a somber day as we remember those whose lives were taken in the 9/11 attack 10 years ago.  Our nation was forever changed on that Tuesday morning.  We recognize and honor all fire, police and military workers who laid down there lives on that day and everyday to save and protect us.  But, lastly we pray to our most Holy God for safety and peace within our borders. 

MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL
by Stacey Randall

You say you will never forget where you were when
you heard the news On September 11, 2001.
Neither will I.

I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room
with a man who called his wife to say 'Good-Bye.'
I held his fingers steady as he dialed.  I gave him the
peace to say, 'Honey, I am not going to make it, but it
is OK... I am ready to go.'

I was with his wife when he called as she fed
breakfast to their children.  I held her up as she
tried to understand his words and as she realized
he wasn't coming home that night.

I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a
woman cried out to Me for help.  
'I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!' I said.
'Of course I will show you the way home - only believe in Me now.'

I was at the base of the building with the Priest
ministering to the injured and devastated souls.
I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven.
He heard my voice and answered.

I was on all four of those planes, in every seat,
with every prayer.  I was with the crew as they
were overtaken.  I was in the very hearts of the
believers there, comforting and assuring them that their
faith has saved them.

I was in Texas , Virginia , California , Michigan , Afghanistan .
I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.
Did you sense Me?

I want you to know that I saw every face.  I knew
every name - though not all knew Me.  
Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.

Some sought Me with their last breath.
Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the
smoke and flames; 'Come to Me... this way... take
my hand.'  Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.
But, I was there.

I did not place you in the Tower that day.
You may not know why, but I do.  However, if you were
there in that explosive moment in time,
would you have reached for Me?

Sept. 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey
for you.  But someday your journey will end.
And I will be there for you as well.  
Seek Me now while I may be found.  
Then, at any moment, you know you are 'ready to go.'

I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.

God



2 comments:

Shann said...

Oh how good is that!! I love it. Very true. Can't you just see our Jesus calling out to people with an outstretched hand calling for them! I can not wait to see that someday when He calls me home. Home Sweet Home.
Hugs,
Shann

Joyah said...

Ament to that Kathy!

Doing well here, I am seeing improvement day by day. Thank you Jesus!